Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Why do Texas Fit Chicks strength train in bootcamp? Osteoperosis, fat loss and MORE!

Many times women are scared to lift weights. They don't want to look like bodybuilders or get buff! Please understand that if you lift correctly, and under the guidance of a trainer...that won't happen. Resistance training is critical to keeping your body healthy and our bootcamp design incorporates this in our training design.

Getting older is not fun...but you may know that already. Along with our metabolism slowing down each year after 35, muscle mass naturally diminishes with age. "If you don't do anything to replace the lean muscle you lose, you'll increase the percentage of fat in your body," says Edward Laskowski, M.D., a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn., and co-director of the Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center. "But strength training can help you preserve and enhance your muscle mass — at any age."

Strength training also helps you:
  • Develop strong bones. By stressing your bones, strength training increases bone density and reduces the risk of osteoporosis.
  • Control your weight. As you gain muscle, your body gains a bigger "engine" to burn calories more efficiently — which can result in weight loss. The more toned your muscles, the easier it is to control your weight.
  • Reduce your risk of injury. Building muscle helps protect your joints from injury. It also contributes to better balance, which can help you maintain independence as you age.
  • Boost your stamina. As you get stronger, you won't fatigue as easily.
Manage chronic conditions. Strength training can reduce the signs and symptoms of many chronic conditions, including arthritis, back pain, depression, diabetes, obesity and osteoporosis.

Osteoporosis is a condition in which bone mineral density is lost, usually affecting postmenopausal women. Estrogen is a vital element in bone health. After menopause, bone density is the most vulnerable, as estrogen production decreases. Simultaneously, muscle mass decreases with age at a rate of approximately 15 percent per decade, according to the American College of Sports Medicine. Keeping your bones strong starting at an early age will reduce your risk of brittle bones down the road.

Our bootcamp is guided by female personal trainers that specialize in training women only. You will have a well-rounded program designed with targeted training to transform your body for weight loss, toning and all around better health! Our clients enjoy weight loss of 8-10lbs after 3 days a week in our 5 wk sessions. We also provide a FREE 5 week nutrition plan to get results faster! Our camps will never try to sell you supplements, shakes, or anything else! We just want you to get the results you want...and have fun doing it!

Find one of our bootcamps near you - with locations in Dallas, McKinney (Stonebridge Ranch near Adriataca) and Frisco Texas. Have questions?
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